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  • Published: 1 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781849397506
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $14.99

Letters to Klaus


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A wonderful collection of envelope art from some of today's best loved children's illustrators, celebrating the art of letter-writing.

For over thirty years, lots of visitors to the publisher of Andersen Press, Klaus Flugge, have been delighted to see a large number of framed envelopes on the wall of his office. Klaus's longtime friend David McKee started things off many years ago with the first envelope; this was soon followed by more, which in turn inspired contributions from other artists including Satoshi Kitamura, Emma ChichesterClark and Fulvio Testa.

At the suggestion of Kate Gunning and Peter Fry of the Random House Sales Force the idea for a book of some of the more inspiring samples has now been realised.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781849397506
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Klaus Flugge

Klaus Flugge was born in Germany in 1934. After training as a bookseller in Leipzig, he became a refugee and worked in Hamburg, emigrating to the USA in 1957. He joined Abelard-Schuman in New York, later transferring to London as a publisher of adult and children’s books. He commissioned work from artists like Edward Ardizzone, Quentin Blake, Michael Foreman, David McKee and Ralph Steadman. In 1976, Klaus launched his own publishing company, Andersen Press and since then, has published more than 2000 titles for children.

In 1999 Klaus received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for his outstanding contribution to children’s books. In 2010 he became only the second publisher to be awarded honorary membership of the Youth Libraries Group.


Praise for Letters to Klaus

“A book of enormous fascination”

The School Librarian

“Quirky and unusual”

Hampshire Life

“Fascinating for all the family!”

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